Big Brother US contestants are at the centre of a race row following comments from contestants Angela Rummans and Rachel Swindler.
On Monday night, the show’s 24/7 live feed saw Angela and Rachel use the term “ghetto” when referring to their skin colour.
Rachel then compared her tan to her African-American roommate Bayleigh Dayton, saying: “My stomach is as dark as Bay. I can’t be in the sun for two days straight.”
She added: “I will change ethnicities. I already have.”
Angela responded: “I’m looking ghetto here with the skin coloration.”
Big Brother viewers who spotted the comments called on producers to step in.
The show told Digital Spy in a statement: “Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 – and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives.
“At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behaviour that we do not condone. The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed.
“In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behaviour and offensive comments, as well as future consequences. These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS.”
Meanwhile, on UK shores, the Big Brother 2018 rumour mill has been in overdrive with series 19 due to hit screens this summer.
Is this the last ever series? Has the start date been pushed back? Is Channel 5 replacing the show? Is this series even happening? Find out everything you need to know about Big Brother 2018 right here.
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